Caught between cultures
This is the touching, amusing and frank memoir of Ken Ishii, a retired journalist and a Japanese citizen now living in Australia. Ken’s story provides an unusual and fascinating slice of history. At nineteen, Ken broadcast to allied troops in the Pacific with Iva Toguri – popularly known as Tokyo Rose – and smuggled daily necessities to allied prisoners in World War Two. Drafted into the Japanese army at twenty, we trained to blow himself up in front of an enemy tank. After the war he was thrown into the jaws of the American justice system at Iva’s trial for treason. Soft cover, photographs, 130 pages.